The Swindle


The Swindle (1997)


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In this old-fashioned comedy thriller, con artists Betty and Victor make their living robbing conventioneers at posh European resorts until Betty snags the treasurer of an international corporation who is planning to embezzle a fortune. This is French director Claude Chabrol's 50th film.

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Jackie Berroyer
as Chatillon
Mony Dalmes
as Signora Trotti
Thomas Chabrol
as Swiss Desk Clerk
Greg Germain
as Chatty Man
Pierre Martot
as Conventioneer
Eric Bonicatto
as Conventioneer
Philippe Dana
as Conventioneer
Yves Verhoeven
as Pickpocket
Henri Attal
as Greek Vendor
Gunther Germain
as Chatty Man's Friend
Maurice Debranche
as Guadaloupe Taxi Driver
Stefan Witschi
as Swiss Maitre d'
Rodolphe Ittig
as Belgian Dentist
Dodo Deer
as Hungarian Dentist
Barbara-Magdalena Ahren
as Wife of Hungarian Dentist
Alexander Seibt
as Chair-Lift Worker
James Hauduroy
as Barman at Hotel Waldhaus
Elie Axas
as Flight Attendant
Emmanuel Guttierez
as Barman at the Park Hotel
Gilbert Laumord
as Tall Black Man
Yvon Crenn
as Mafioso
Marie Dubois
as Dedette
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Critic Reviews for The Swindle

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (7)

A work of superb yet unpretentious film craftsmanship by a past master and an impeccable cast and crew.

Feb 14, 2001 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

This is a piece of fluff that dissolves like a sugar cube as you watch it.

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A failed attempt at frivolity.

Jan 1, 2000

Like The Grifters and Bound, The Swindle succeeds because, in addition to telling an engaging crime story with vivid characters, it never takes itself too seriously.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Chabrol's 50th film, made with the practiced ease of a master.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The ambiguous pairing of Victor (Serrault) and Betty (Huppert) is both comfortable and playful.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Swindle


One of the better Chabrol thrillers of the 80s/90s thanks to it's sly humour and performance by Isabelle Huppert.

Emily B.
Emily B.

Super Reviewer

Light, sympathetic mildly twisted, cynic and amusing film from the french master of intrigue Claude Chabrol.

Pierluigi Puccini
Pierluigi Puccini

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